Thursday, December 1, 2011

Grandpa's Homemade Spaghetti Sauce on Ravioli


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When we got married I used spaghetti sauce from a jar, Ragu actually.  Oh boy have I learned that there is nothing like homemade spaghetti sauce.  Now I use this sauce for anything that needs a pasta sauce.  I use it for spaghetti, lasagna, 3 cheese stuffed shells and in this dish, Beef Ravioli.

Cally entered this sauce in the fair in the beef dish.  She made the sauce and added ground beef and fresh mushrooms.  It took 1st place.

We were given this recipe from my farther-in-law.  That is how it got it's name...Cally is the one who named it Grandpa's Homemade Spaghetti.  You can either simmer this sauce on the stove or as Cally did it, put it in the crock pot and let it simmer until she was ready to put the sauce over her spaghetti. The smell is amazing as it simmers.

This is Grandpa with Cally

Grandpa's Homemade Spaghetti Sauce on Ravioli
source: My Father-in-Law

29 oz can crushed tomatoes
29 oz can tomato sauce
15 oz can tomato paste
1 t Italian Seasoning
3 bay leaves
1 t garlic powder
1 t oregano
1/4 C sugar
1 t onion powder

2 25 oz bags frozen ravioli
16 oz shredded mozzarella cheese

Mix all together and either simmer on the stove for about 30 minutes or put in crock pot on low for about 4 hours.  Before using the sauce you will need to find the bay leaves and take them out.  Boil 2  25oz bags of frozen beef ravioli.  Drain ravioli and place in a baking dish, cover with the sauce.  Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top and bake in a 350 degree oven until cheese is melted.